Miss Bischoff's 2nd Grade Bulletin

January 8, 2016

Family S.T.E.A.M night!

Get excited and mark your calendars for our first TCE FAMILY S.T.E.A.M. NIGHT on Friday, February 5th from 5:30-7:30pm. STEAM is an educational term to describe real world opportunities for students to learn with science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math. At the TCE FAMILY STEAM NIGHT, TCE students and their family members of all ages are welcome to come and participate in a variety of unique, educational STEAM experiences. Participants will travel as a family (children with their adults) to share in the learning process! Pizza will be available in the cafeteria for families to purchase. More details will be forthcoming! We hope you plan to be there!

PTO Meeting

On Thursday, January 14 at 6:00pm our Assistant Superintendent, Dr. Combs, will be joining us at our PTO meeting to talk more about how HSE21 and the 1:1 iPad roll-out will work for K-4 elementary grades. Next year all students in HSE (including our Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade students) will use an iPad at school as a tool for learning. Please join us at this meeting to learn more. We will meet in the library. Our PTO will provide childcare in the gym.

We will have some fun prizes available for those in attendance, as well. We look forward to seeing you January 14 at 6:00pm!

Choir Club

Choir Club information was sent home this week. If your child is interested in joining the Choir Club, the slips are due next Monday, January 11th. This is an optional club that will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays before school at 8 a.m. in the music room. No auditions! (Possible lottery depending on the size of interest). Rehearsals will begin on Tuesday, January 19th. The club will meet for 5 weeks and will have a small performance on February 23rd at 6 p.m. for friends and family to enjoy what we've learned! Please email mwillard@hse.k12.in.us if you have any questions!

A message from Miss Meyer in the Art room

The artists in first and second grade are working hard on their student choice animal paper mache projects. We are running low on the following items. Any help is greatly appreciated.

Newspapers, masking tape rolls used, any small plastic container ex: butter bowl, sour cream etc.

Thank you for your help and supporting the arts!

Homework

Next week will be week 2 of our homework.

SPELLING TESTS!!!

We will be going back to giving spelling tests the remainder of the year. These tests will be given like traditional spelling tests. I will choose 15 of your child's words to test them over. These tests will be given every other Friday (week B). Please feel free to let me know if you have any questions about this!

***Our first test will be this Friday January 15,2016***

Mark your Calendar!

  • January 15: 1/2 day. Teachers Professional Development
(STUDENTS RELEASED at 12:01)
  • January 18: NO SCHOOL- MLK Jr. Day
  • February 5: Family S.T.E.A.M night

Specials After Break!

Monday 1/11- Day 6: P.E.

Tuesday 1/12- Day 1: Music

Wednesday 1/13- Day 2: Art

Thursday 1/14- Day 3: P.E.

Friday 1/15- Day 0- NO SPECIALS- EARLY RELEASE DAY


Class Library Checkout!

Our next class library checkout day will be Thursday, January 14th, but remember, your child may bring his/her books back at anytime. We will find a time for him/her to visit the library individually to get new books!

We are Learning...

Reading:

We will continue to study nonfiction texts. We will be learning how to gather information from informational texts so that we can become experts on a topic. We will be comparing and contrasting different books on the same topic as we read.

Math:

We will be focusing on subtraction to 100 with and without regrouping.

Writing:

We will continue our unit on nonfiction writing texts. Students will understand the structure of explanatory and informational texts. They will learn how to write so that they can teach others.

Science:

We will begin a new topic on states of matter. Students will be studying the properties of liquids and gases.

***During this study we will be using balloons to help with experiments. Please let me know if your child has a latex allergy so we can plan accordingly!***


Word Study:


Word study in 2nd grade includes spelling, phonics, and vocabulary development. We will be focusing on 13 new vocabulary words. Those words are: matter, solid, liquid , gas, property , mixture , solution , reaction, evaporation, matter, mass, condensation, and dissolve.